Course syllabus

Avancerade laser- och optiksystem
Advanced Optics and Lasers

FAFN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2021-04-19

General Information

Main field: Photonics.
Compulsory for: MFOT1
Elective for: E4-fh, F4, F4-f
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims at providing knowledge about basic as well as advanced techniques for manipulating and controlling laser light and laser pulses. This involves controlling intensity, frequency distribution, temporal profiles in order to design advanced optical systems for specialised tasks in industry as well as research.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

have an ability to design and evaluate optical methods that can be used for developing new technology, methods and systems.


Two laboratory exercises: Non-linear optics, Ultrafast optics.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam (The regular exam will be a written exam, re-examination can be either oral or written). Compulsory laborations with written reports. Project.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0115. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0215. Name: Project.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed project.
Code: 0315. Name: Laboratory Works.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory works.


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic Physics, Mathematics and Optics.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jörgen Larsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is part of a series of three courses (FAFF01, FAFN01 and FAFN10). This course (FAFN10) can be taken first but it is an advantage to have passed the course FAFF01 Optics and optical design first. It is mandatory to attend the first lecture in order to be admitted to the course.